Crochet / Cluny trims featuring a kimono, the IT clothing item of the year.
While this trend is popular enough that it's in stores, it's the easiest thing in the world to DIY. Buying a few yards of cluny lace will set you back about $8-15 dollars. You can add it to anything. Here's an idea from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright that I really like:
Yeah the lace ribbons are cool, but I LOVE how it's around the brim of the hat. Glue would do the trick on a straw or paper hat. I can already see a black straw hat with crochet lace around its brim.
I feel like big sleeves are going to make a comeback in the next year or so, but I have nothing to back this up. But, back on topic, behold the trims on these sleeves. I feel like cluny lace has a gothic-architecture look to them. The below looks like a high-quality costume, but imagine how awesome if the lace was high quality or even hand-crochet.
Here are some trims I found on Cheeptrims.com
Here are some I found on M&J (a brick+mortar store DEDICATED to trims in NYC, worth a visit)
But of course, if you crochet, the possibilities are endless. You can pretty much take any doily pattern and turn it into a trim:
Y'get the idea. What do you think? An interesting alternative to typical lace?